As a self-financing scheme, the Clean Car Discount’s rebates and fees require regular review and adjustment to ensure fees generate enough revenue to fund the scheme’s rebates and administration costs. From 1 July 2023 rebates and fees for the Clean Car Discount will be changing.
Some of the changes are:
Rebate and fee pricing is based on a vehicle’s CO2 emissions (CO2 grams per kilometre). The Rightcar website is a helpful resource for finding estimated emissions by make or model.
|Vehicle type/description||What's changing|
|Zero emission vehicles (EVs)||
For new models, the rebate will reduce from $8625 to $7015.
For used imports, the rebate will increase from $3450 to $3507.50.
|Low emission vehicles||The threshold at which low emission vehicles will be eligible for a rebate will change from 146 g CO2/km to 100 g CO2/km.|
|Zero band range vehicles||Some vehicles won’t be eligible for a rebate or incur a fee. The zero band range will be 101 – 149 (g CO2/km), down from 147 – 191.|
|Rebates rates for new vehicles||
The rebate rate per gram of CO2 in the range of 60 – 100 will be $57.50. The current rate is $51.55.
The maximum rebate will decrease from $5750 to $4025.
|Rebates rates for used vehicles||
The rebate rate per gram of CO2 in the range of 60 – 100 will be $28.75. The current rate is $20.62.
The maximum rebate will decrease from $2300 to $2012.50.
A special rebate for new and used low emission disability vehicles will be introduced: $11,500 for a battery electric vehicle, and $5750 for hybrids.
*Disability vehicles are vehicles modified to carry people seated in wheelchairs or which have swivel seats for easier entry/exit. These vehicles must be certified as disability vehicles and be first registered in New Zealand.
|Carbon emissions (g CO2/km)||New vehicles||Used vehicles|
|150 - 259||
The fee rate per gram will change from $58.00 to $57.50.
The fee rate per gram will change from $43.00 to $28.75.
|260 or more||The maximum fee will increase from $5175 to $6900.||The maximum fee will increase from $2875 to $3450.|
While rebate thresholds are changing, eligibility criteria will stay the same: